Hungarian Penal Code (Act 4 of 1978), Article 170 (4)
general law: bodily harm causing permanent physical disability or serious health deterioration (punishment: 1-5 years of imprisonment)
Applicability of the principle of extraterritoriality
Yes, if the offender is a Hungarian citizen. Non-citizens: exigency of double incrimination.
Types of FGM addressed
Hungarian criminal law does not name FGM; it could be punishable under general law ("serious bodily injury causing permanent disability"). No specific mention of FGM in criminal law, thus no distinction is made among the various forms of FGM.
Number of court cases
Availability of information collecting system or reports
Country statistics on cases in general: at the National Police Headquarters (but no category/no data for FGM).
European Commission, Feasibility study to assess the possibilities , opportunities and needs to standardize national legislation on violence against women, violence against children and sexual orientation violence, 2010 [National Report Hungary - E. Pap, J. Spronz, J. Wirth], http://net.jogtar.hu/jr/gen/hjegy_doc.cgi?docid=97800004.TV#lbj795param
Date of entering into force
1978 (entered into force) 01/03/1999 (was slightly modified)